Friday, May 27, 2011

How Cellphones have changed over time

Intro - Do you know how cellphones have changed over time? Well I do. If you don’t well you can read all about it right here right now.

Back in the oild days cellphones used to be very big that back then people called it a brick. Some were about the same size of it. One of the teachers in our classroom told us that her family didn’t have mobile phones or a land line when she was young.

The cellphones we use these days are totally different because there are all sorts of types of brands like Nokia, Vodafone, Telecom, i - phones, Samsung, Panasonic and Blackberry. It is also different because the cellphones these days can be used for texting and calling, but back then they only used it for calling.

The cellphones these days seem like they have been around for about 100 yrs ago but no they were only invented in the year 1973 which was about 38 years ago.

Phones in our days are very expensive they can cost $50 up to $1,000. In the phones that cost up to $1,000 they should have Games , Torch , Calculator , calenders and even music too and it’s very own camera.

People who can own phones would be people who work like adults. One reason why adults take phones to work is so that they can contact and communicate with others in their families and others that they maybe work with. Other people like teenagers and even kids could own a phone also contact and communicate with there parents and friends.

The cheapest phones that you can probably buy would be about $35. I can remember because one of my cousins got to own a phone of there own which cost about $30.

Another person I know of who owns a phone is my mum. My mum’s phone that she has now cost around about $250. I can’t get a phone right now because my mum and dad say that I am too young to have one.

I remember when I was 10 yrs old I had one but then it got taken off me because I didn’t look after it properly.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

How we need to earn points for our classroom

50 pts - bin it award
50pts - lunch box heroes
50pts - 1st class at assembly
50pts - best class at assembly
10pts principal award
10pts - karakia mihimihi

Points are also given to students doing the right thing throughout the day. Some examples are sitting and eating, picking up rubbish in the street and random acts of kindness.

To earn points for our class we have to be either first to our school assembly and even the best class that sits there throughout the whole hour. Those aren't the only ways you can earn points. You can also earn points by getting a principals award, doing karakia or mihimihi, bin it award and lunch box heroes. The amount of points you can possibly earn for either of these is 10 to 50 points.

This term Room 21 have to start earning points because right now on the score board we are very far behind with 225 points. So far room 19 is taking the lead with 590 points. The reason why our class is behind is because we don’t work that hard to earn points. The other reason why we don’t get much points is because we hardly remind our teacher to do Lunch box heroes.

When I heard how much points we earned it felt pretty embarrassing because all the seniors were there to hear it . We just need to work harder and do the best we can get point even if it’s 10 point.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Manny Pacquiao

Immersion Rotations

For Term 2 we are learning about Bigger,Better,Faster and Stronger. I think that the whole point of this topic is to research old historic things and do a prototype and make it Bigger,Better,Faster and Stronger.

I reckon that that best Immersion rotation so far for me would have to be with Ms Tito. With Ms Tito we learnt about Creativity.

We had to create our name with different shapes of letters of the alphabet. It was very exciting because Ms Tito showed us her classes names and they were actually pretty good.

So far Henry’s was the best because he did his name in graffiti. My one is just random I didn't really use my imagination.

For this creativity activity it is actually a competition between all the classroom students and teachers. The prize for this is if you win you will get to throw water balloons at your whole classroom.

Immersion with Mrs Nua was very cool. We were going to get given a raw egg but first of all we had to build something to stick the egg in so that when it is time to drop the egg it doesn't crack.

The only materials that we got to use were ten drinking straws,6 ice block sticks and sticky tape.

In my group was myself,Mui and Sharon. We tried our best to stop our egg from cracking. The whole point of this was to drop the egg without it cracking. Ours cracked within minutes because it slipped out from under neath the straws.The groups egg that I know of that didn't crack was Daniels group. There one was actually decorated and made very carefully.

Innovation with Mr Harris was pretty good and really cool because we had to research old historical things like old telephones , old computers , old cars even to old types of toilets.

Firstly Mr Harris told us about his own families toilet that they had at there house when he was very young.
He told us that there toilet was not in there house. It was outside about 10 steps away. The most disgusting thing about the toilet was because it’s not like the toilets we use now it was actually different because the toilet back then had a bucket under neath where you do business.

The other worse thing about it was because about every week there would be a man who comes and collects the bucket and yep that sounds really disgusting. But Mr Harris told that the most disgusting thing that would happen was if the man who came to collect the bucket fell and everything that was in the bucket tipped on him.

Well I was researching I saw that telephones thy used back then were really different some of them were really big and they were used as mobile phones.

Mr Harris also told that he had a phone just like that. But then he got a new one,I was actually cracking up at this time because Mr Harris told us that he had a new phone. I actually thought that when he told us it was a new phone I thought of it as a mobile phone that we have these days but no.

At Mr Barks classroom we did Practicality. Mr Barks also told us a story about him and an old class he had. He told us that him and his whole class found bits and pieces of and old leaf blower so they decided to collect all the pieces and put it altogether. It worked and worked for a long but Mr Barks has changed a few things on it. He put a long pipe on it so that he wouldn't need to bend down all the time.

And from then on it is still working. We also learnt about how scissors were invented the scissors were invented by a scientist and his name is Leonardo Da Vinci.

It was very funny at this moment because Mr Barks said that one day he looked out his window and saw that his next door neighbour was cutting the grass with scissors which was really funny. But the reason why his neighbour was using a scissors was because the neighbour didn't have one so Mr Barks lended the neighbour his one to borrow just for the day.

Finally with Mrs Langitupu we did Imagination. For Imagination there were 6 tables with 6 pieces of paper on there. On each of the papers there were questions one of the questions were what would you like your house to be made out of.

My answer was that I wanted my house to be decorated with all the money of the world and I also wanted a house made out of chocolate but the only problem was that if it was sunny then my house would melt. But I also thought of another idea I thought that my house would be better off somewhere in the cold like Antarctica.

There were also questions like if you had a imaginary dance what would it’s name be. My one was that I would call my dance group the shakers.

During the Immersion rotations we learnt heaps about our topic Bigger,Better,Faster,Stronger.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

My Zinger Pinger Friend

My Zinger Pinger is the the best Zinger Pinger in the whole world because it is very talented. It can dance, sing and even jerk. It’s name is Xiao Dre and he is very good at karate. Xiao Dre’s skin color is light brown and he has cute big blue eyes. Xiao Dre has his own very special power and that special power is that he can read peoples minds which is really cool.

Xiao Dre is an only child in his Zinger Pinger family but he was abandoned by his owner Randy. Xiao Dre and I lived in China for 8 years but then we moved to New Zealand because we heard that there was going to be a Tsunami. Xiao Dre’s Favorite celebrity is Lady Gaga but Xiao Dre really really likes Justin Bieber because of his hair style . Xiao Dre is really interested in Lady Gaga because of her big weird dresses.

In Xiao Dre’s spare time he likes to read books write songs and ride on his BMX. Xiao Dre’s best friends are Winny the Pooh,Barney and Elmo . The island that you see on the top left corner is Xiaos Dre's island. The islands name is Stinger.